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£3 million contract boost for MAN group member, Alucast


Delivering complex components for new automotive ‘light-weighting’ projects is reaping dividends for a Black Country supplier. Alucast, which is one of the UK’s largest independent aluminium foundries, has secured over ...

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Faro sets date for Northern Metrology Networking Day


Following the success of last year’s event, Faro, Optimax, Bruker Alicona, Aberlink, Heidenhain, Manchester Metrology and the NPL are joining together to stage an even larger Northern Metrology Networking Day. The event ...

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Walter provides free training to Olympus Engineering


Mechanical engineering apprentices at Olympus Engineering have gained unprecedented levels of tooling competence to boost their learning and careers at the Stoke- based company after Walter GB offered free training and ...

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Barrnon invests in Kimla laser cutter from MBA


Engineering services provider Barrnon Ltd has invested in a bespoke laser-cutting machine from MBA Engineering to work with its 6 kW fibre laser source from IPG Photonics, which features a beam splitter. The split beam ...

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Successful year for Mapal Group


The Mapal Group posted growth of almost 5% in 2018, a result described as “quite satisfactory” by president Dr Jochen Kress. Consolidated group turnover climbed from €610 million in 2017 to €640 million in 2018, while ...

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Laser Lines named UK reseller for Xact Metal


Laser Lines, a provider of 3D printers and laser equipment, has become a UK reseller of Xact Metal’s 3D-printing systems. The company will be distributing the Xact Metal XM200C and XM200S machines immediately, and the ...

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Turnover grows 20% at Cutwel since MBO


Cutting-tool specialist Cutwel has enjoyed significant growth since the firm’s management buyout (MBO) in May 2018, when existing owners Paul and Mary Hawksworth decided to retire. Managers Adam Gillard, Graham Short ...